Sunday, April 29, 2007

And they are running the world...

I am always stunned that the majority of people in leadership roles in our world are men.

The folks who can't aim into a toilet bowl, find cheese in the fridge, fold a towel properly, multi task on any level or consume a soft drink without auditory assistance are also the same folks who know where the red button is for nuclear war.

How can they be making the majority of decisions in the political world? How can George Bush ever have the insight let alone multi tasking skill to 'rebuild Iraq'?

Am I the only one confused by this phenomenon?

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Meerkat Manor!

My new favourite show!
I ordered the Animal Planet channel just to keep up with these little guys.
It is really a show which profiles a meerkat family (The Whiskers) through several cameras which have been put up around the meerkat den. These animals are so social that it is like watching a soap opera - meerkat style.
I like to think that the kids like the show - however Linden is no longer keen when he knows that Toopy & Bino is on at the same time.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Go Canucks GO!!!!

Wow what a great game!

I have to admit that we scared our own little Linden when Trevor Linden scored in the 3rd period.
But all was forgiven when he heard his name on the TV.

Yeah Canucks! They just seem to love game 7s....

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Just another day on the farm...

Soon it will the boys climbing up the trees and not being placed there by pose crazed parents.
Had another great day with the in laws. They take such good care of us!
Linden had his first sleep over - with minimal (if any) rough patches. He barely said goodbye to us, then when I went to get him today he did not run up for a hug or anything. Until he got bonked in the head by a salt brick (?). Farm house dangers? Then it was all tears & Mommy.
Rowan wasn't sure what to make of life at home without Linden. He was a bit dismayed to find that he had 2 parents to watch him intently & intercede before he got into trouble. I suspect that Rowan has a new appreciation for the distraction his brother creates.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Another Homemade Power Ranger production by the Redekops....
Linden is playing the part of Red Ranger & Rowan is ChickenZord - age old nemesis of the Red Ranger.
Stay tuned....

You might not recognise BeagleZord - but I assure you she will be appearing in many Redekop masterpieces this year!
A Zord is from Power Rangers for all the unitiated....

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Family picture - these rarely happen and as you can tell there are reasons why! ;)

Carson, Brady, Rowan & Linden - Easter at Granny & Grandad's house!

Veggie Meatballs are just wrong....

During a recent grocery shop I decided to try veggie near meatballs. And I have to say that they look & taste like crap. And usually I talk up the soy products as I think they are healthier - but this one has to get a resounding NO.

Easter has been pretty goood so far - one more family do to attend. Colin forgot to get my anything - but luckily I saved the day by producing some Purdys for myself. I have to say that he used to be much better at these things - but I am sensing a do it yourself Christmas this year. I wonder what I will get myself? This behaviour might be contagious as I suspect that some of his buddies at work default to the same 'no gift is a good gift' MO. I wonder if there is refresher boot camp for husbands after the 6th year of marriage?

Perhaps that is the real reason why couples split up after the 7 year mark - it isn't the urge to merge with another, but rather the urge to get an appropriate birthday present... But maybe that is why women tend to make better friendships.

Go Canucks Go!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Random Road Rage

I was driving to work a few days ago and found myself so annoyed with a fellow driver (someone who blew a red light when I was trying to make a left hand turn) that I wanted to rip their arm from their body and then beat them with the wet end.
I typically don't get so annoyed - in fact I am often the voice of reason when Colin gets angry and fellow people on the road. Ironically most of my " oh grow up" comments to Colin about his 'road rage' occurs at the same light where I felt limb-icidal.

So what causes such frustration? Was it bacause I was running late - not likely as I relish arriving late. Was it because I was travelling without the kids and therefore felt able to 'road rage'? Not likely as I am usually enjoying lame talk radio when the kids are elsewhere. Or was it because I had witnessed one too many boobs (gender neutral term in this context) burn the red light trying to get to the overpass - therefore clogging my way in and out of my small community.

That must be it. I have delayed reaction Fraser Heights resident rage. Beware.

ps Colin fixed our furnace with minimal hair pulling. Grateful for the heat at the beginning of April with all the snow and all...

top 5 baby items...

#1 - Baby Bjorn (those swedes know how to make a carrier!)
#2 - Phil & Ted stroller - ultimate stroller for babies close together in age
#3 - Baby Gap jeans - love them!
#4 - Baby Gap sleepers
#5 - Red Goose shoes (AKA Buster Browns)

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Sunday shopping - madness!

Went into Vancouver today to go to MEC as Linden's fleece jacket is starting to look like something Britney Spears would wear out clubbing. So he is now in a size 6 - gasp! How did my little baby start to grow like a real kid? But only in jackets thank goodness. Also bought him some cute water resistant shorts.

We have split ways with Parker in regards to outerwear - Parker got the beige jacket. At least now we will be able to tell them apart as they run away from us at the playground/ park/ grocery store, etc.

It was our anniversary lasy night - Colin planned everything. Well he organised the babysitter (his mom). But everything else was a crapshoot. Good grief. I guess this means I will be picking out his retirement home....

I did a shift at After Hours on the weekend. I loved it and hope one day to work there. It was nice to be in such a small office. I guess we need to make a decision about whether or not we are going to have another baby. If so then I will wait till after my mat leave to go. But if this is it then I am going to apply & start as soon as possible. Just think of it - home with the boys! Exhausted - but home.

Time will tell... stay tuned. I would miss Law & Order though.... and 30 Rock. And the Amazing Race.

Jenn - are the Polly Pockets getting wind blown? If so I think that I have found one of their windshields while cleaning up the playroom....